Tatuanui School - A rural school making a difference

Reaching our full potential and
being the best we can be!

Denise Jones




Masters of Educational Leadership, Post Graduate of Educational Leadership, Bachelor of Education Degree.



General Information

I have had the pleasure of being principal of Tatuanui since 2005. My teaching career started at Otatara Primary in Invercargill, from there I went on to teach at all levels of primary school at Nawton Primary in Hamilton. I trained as a Reading Recovery teacher and taught at Hillcrest Normal School before moving onto Tamahere Model Country School as Senior Teacher, then Hillcrest Normal school as Assistant Principal. I also enjoyed over this time 3 stints of secondment up to the University of Education to lecture in the Language Arts Department before deciding on following the path of principalship.